Longtime analyst and former Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe will not return to CBS’ “The NFL Today” pregame show.
It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?
Only one of them can be the greatest.
No matter who has the edge Sunday, it seems the nation is rooting for Manning, because it’s been harder for him to win, because he’s not so pretty, because he’s considered one of us, because you get the sense that his aw-shucks, southern refrain is real.
He had 265 yards to go, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was able to break Drew Brees’ single season passing record on Sunday afternoon in Oakland in the first half.
The Broncos needed 18 points to set the NFL’s single-season scoring record, and they were able to exceed that in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Due to the quirks of the NFL schedule, John Elway only faced Dan Marino twice over 16 seasons. On those rare occasions, or anytime the Broncos quarterback was facing a Joe Montana or Jim Kelly, he knew he had to bring his game up a notch.
Due to the quirks of the schedule, John Elway only faced Dan Marino twice over 16 seasons. On those rare occasions, or anytime the Broncos quarterback was facing a Joe Montana or Jim Kelly, he knew he had to bring his game up a notch.
Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor has seen the scores. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have put up 40-plus points in their first two games and made offense look easy.
Of all the ways Peyton Manning and the Denver offense have dominated over the first two games of the season, this one probably says the most.